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5 arrests in Capitol on day of court arguments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Five people have been arrested at the state Capitol as the Supreme Court hears arguments over whether a bill taking away collective bargaining rights legally passed the Legislature.

Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs said four people were arrested for disorderly conduct after they tried to enter the building without stopping for police clearance through metal detectors. He said a fifth person was arrested for trying to prop open a door presumably so others could enter later to avoid police.

Tubbs said no issues have been reported in the Supreme Court chamber where the arguments were going on. Passage of the bill at issue attracted tens of thousands of people to the Capitol in February and March.

About 75 people listened to the arguments, but most were attorneys.

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